The Screenwriter in The Restroom

A film tells a young screenwriter who is eager for the success of his career, and hides in different toilets to eavesdrop people’s gossiping and jots down on the notebook. One night, a young woman taking too many cocaine pills dies in front of the screenwriter, so it changes his whole life.

  • Sixin Lin
    Director
    Dandelion Lin
  • Sixin Lin
    Writer
    Dandelion Lin
  • Yun Hsin Huang
    Writer
  • Sixin Lin
    Producer
    Dandelion Lin
  • Zhihui Yang
    Producer
  • Tian Yu
    Producer
  • Mike Zhou
    Key Cast
  • Cindy Lee
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 17, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Sixin Lin

I'm a young filmmaker and artist who come from China.

Birth Date : 1990/06/19
Birthplace : Yongchun, Fujian Province, China
Language : Mandarin, Minnan Dialect, Cantonese, English
Undergraduate School : Hubei Institute of Fine Arts
Undergraduate Major : Oil Painting
Graduate School : Academy of Art University
Graduate Major : Film Directing

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Director Statement

I was born in a rapidly increasing economy in China. With the influence of Western culture and dissolving conventional Chinese culture, I try to recognize who I am and how to connect with others. I have painted, acted on the stage, and directed drama plays. In the end, I chose film to be my art medium.

In The Screenwriter In The Restroom (2015), I placed the screenwriter in the same situation as me. In fact, I came up with the idea of this film in the restroom. I wondered what would happen to a screenwriter when he has no ideas about what to write. I leave the question to the audience, whether it is good or bad for a screenwriter to steal ideas from people in the restroom.

To sum up, my past unstable 25 years of life leads me to discuss humanity and social issues in my art works. Based on this point, I keep observing myself and readjusting myself to adapt to the environment which I live in. Only art can connect me to others, and solve questions about myself and society. Art also decreases my loneliness, and it stimulates me to pursue the freedom of spirit.